|Full name||Ishmael Yartey|
|Date of birth||11 January 1990|
|Place of birth||Swedru, Central Region, Ghana|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Winger/Attacking Midfielder|
|2009||→ Beira-Mar (loan)||17||(2)|
|2010||→ Fátima (loan)||14||(2)|
|2010–2011||→ Beira-Mar (loan)||10||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Servette (loan)||31||(8)|
|2013–2014||→ Sion (loan)||22||(2)|
|2015||→ Portland Timbers (loan)||5||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Gil Vicente (loan)||22||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012
Yartey began his youth and professional career with Ghanaian club All Blacks F.C., before joining S.L. Benfica on a 1-year loan deal with a buy option at the end of the contract. Former Benfica's manager Quique Flores was the first manager that called Yartey to train with the senior squad, but his debut with Benfica's shirt was never made.
On 15 July 2009, Yartey left S.L. Benfica and signed a one-year loan deal with S.C. Beira Mar, then at the end of the season he signed for C.D. Fátima, another one-year loan. In January 2011 he was loaned to S.C. Beira-Mar for the remainder of the 2010–11 Primeira Liga season.
In June 2012, Yartey returned to Benfica from his season long loan at Servette FC. He never made his debut for Benfica. On 19 July 2012, Yartey signed a 4-year contract with French Ligue 1 club FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.
On 16 May 2012, Yartey was called up for two of the Ghana national team's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifications, against Lesotho in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana, and on 1 June 2012 and against Zambia in Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia, on 9 June 2012.
Correct as of 30 May 2016
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